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A Day in Shul with the Dalai Lama

The international beloved Tibetan leader is at once venerable and adorable

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/old_stories/article/a_day_in_shul_with_the_dalai_lama_19991015

"What is Buddhism?" the interpreter reads from a card collected from the audience. "Tell us, as in the story of Hillel, as if you are on one foot." The Dalai Lama tilts his head to one side. "Hmmmm," he says, then, his deep voice raising an octave or two, "Buddhism is Buddhism." He erupts into giggles, his shoulders hunched forward and his head bouncing, as he delights in this joke with his audience.

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